Suns Fear Kevin Durant Ankle Injury May Be Serious

The Suns fear that star forward Kevin Durant may have suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain when he slipped and fell in pregame warmups, per Greg Moore of the Arizona Republic.Kevin Durant

Durant was moving toward the basket to shoot a layup when he landed awkwardly before Thursday’s home win over the Thunder.

There is a sense Durant could miss the rest of the regular season, per Moore. If it is a Grade 2 sprain, it would likely mean that Durant is out 4-6 weeks, Moore wrote, adding that Durant left the arena in a walking boot.

He has played just three games with the Suns since arriving in a February trade with the Nets, at first missing time while recovering from an MCL sprain.

Further testing will be done on the ankle before an official diagnosis, of course.

Durant, 34, is averaging 26.7 points in his three games with Phoenix, and 29.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 42 games overall. He is shooting 57 percent from the field, 39 percent on 3-pointers and a sizzling 93 percent on free throws.

The Suns (37-29) currently sit in second place in the Pacific Division and fourth place in the Western Conference.

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  1. Suns know its not serious just throwing that word around so fans and media dont blast them too hard for the softness of it all.

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